The Oncoming Storm, A Doctor Who Spinoff Media Podcast, is brought to you by Mad Norwegian's Josh Wilson and Timegate's Ashley Raburn, along with Jeff Polier and Rachel Stewart. The Oncoming Storm exists to inform you about the best and brightest books, audios, comics, etc from the Doctor Who universe! From Big Finish to Virgin Books to Titan Comics... This is the Doctor Who you won't find on television!

Over 5 years ago, two men started out with a mission: Review every Doctor Who New Adventure from Virgin Publishing. And now, that mission reaches it's conclusion. Episode 209 of The Oncoming Storm sees Josh, Ashley, Rachel, and Jeff do their last review show of this version of the podcast on the final Doctor Who New Adventure, The Dying Days by Lance Parkin. This one features the 8th Doctor coming to keep a promise the 7th Doctor made to Benny... and then the Ice Warriors show up! Ice Warriors, Benny, a new series modern setting... it sounds like this book has the something for everyone on the Oncoming Storm crew. Will the NAs (and the podcast!) go out with a bang? Let's find out! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got no more New Adventure Angst! Instead, it's just a happy, huggable, kissable Paul McGann!

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 10:18pm EDT
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The countdown gets ever lower... but we're not done yet! The Oncoming Storm is back to do their final audio episode in episode 208. Will it be full of laughter and happy remembrances, or will Josh, Ashley, Rachel, and Jeff revert to form and be at each others throats again? Well, this episode does feature a River Song story, but we're not saying. Spoilers! That's right, first up is the River Song solo adventure The Angel's Kiss by Justin Richards. A pastiche detective story set in 1930s New York, River gets hired to save an actor's life, and, surprise, the weeping angels are involved! Then Josh flexs his editor muscles to get to review 2 final stories, Special Features by John Dorney, and The Curious Incident of the Doctor in the Nighttime by Nev Fountain. Let Josh tell you why he decided these two deserved to be the final audios that The Oncoming Storm covers (for now)! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got laughs. And tears. And whatever you do when you hear River Song.

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 9:06pm EDT
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Well, we tried. We really did. Episode 207 of The Oncoming Storm was supposed to be this epic conclusion to 5 years of discussing the 7th Doctor's new adventures. And it still is, after a fashion. Just with tons of screw ups along the way. It starts out well enough, Josh Ashley, Rachel, and Jeff are here, and they get through the news well enough. But then the discussion turns to Lungbarrow by Marc Platt, and Ashley gets timescooped away. And despite our best efforts, we can't get him back. Even when a secondary discussion occurs, the pesky interference stops his voice again! So please forgive us, and try to enjoy the discussions that are there, as we talk about the Doctor's past, his family, and his tear jerking goodbye. The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got sentient furniture and mutant killer flowers! Gallifrey is so much cooler than we all thought!

Direct download: Oncoming_Storm_Ep_207.mp3
Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 10:46pm EDT
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Hey now, has it been a month already? Don't worry, we haven't given up on the show just yet! Josh, Ashley, Rachel, and Jeff are all back for episode 206 of The Oncoming Storm, and they have stories of cons, games, and wildfires from the month they were out. Once they catch up a month's worth of news, the team turns to the final audio picks of Jeff and Ashley. First up, Jeff picks a sentimental favorite, The Stone Rose by Jacqueline Rayner, as read by David Tennant. An audiobook featuring the 10th Doctor and Rose will surely bring the team together, right? After they recover from that, it's time for Ashley's random hat pick of Wave of Destruction by Justin Richards. Set in the infamous season 17 and featuring the 4th Doctor, Romana, and K-9, will Big Finish be able to capture some of that Douglas Adams magic? The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got Vardans and talking monkey things! Yeah well, they can't all be winners in the evil monster category.

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 9:08pm EDT
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It's time for The Oncoming Storm episode 205, and the crew think they're turning Japanese, they think they're turning Japanese, they really think so. Okay, bad 80's song references aside, Josh, Ashley, Rachel, and Jeff are here with the penultimate 7th Doctor New Adventure, as they look at The Room with No Doors by Kate Orman, and that's right, The Doctor and Chris are in medieval Japan! There, they'll run across all of the expected things; samurai, monks, Victorian inventors, floating heads, giant bird people. You know, the usual. But Chris is having nightmares of being placed in the room with no doors. Is that his fate, or with a regeneration impending, is it the ultimate fate of the 7th Doctor? Strap in for some emotional soul searching in this one, folks. The Oncoming Storm... this time, we've got existential angst. Hopefully the Doctor can manipulate us into feeling better!

Direct download: Oncoming_Storm_Ep_205.mp3
Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 10:35pm EDT
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What? It's new episode time already? Your editor isn't prepared for that! We gave up on this weekly thing ages ago. Luckily for you, dear listener, we've also pretty much given up on that whole editing thing, so you can hear episode 204 now! Episode 204 of The Oncoming Storm sees Josh, Ashley, Rachel, and Jeff coming to the end of the epic 16 part Doom Coalition! In this 4th boxset, by Big Finish masters John Dorney and Matt Fitten, the 8th Doctor faces a fully revealed Doom Coalition (finally!) with a little help from friends like Cardinal Ollistra and River Song. You might be expecting some slight disagreements over some of the aspects of this box set, and you'd be right! But... it's probably not about what you're expecting! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got WOOOONG! Oh No! WOOOOONG! IT's... WOOOOONG The TRUMPET MONSTERS!!!

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 8:36pm EDT
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Alright, no time for any attempts at humor or wit. It's the editor's off week, so we'll take what we can get. And what you get, dear listener, is The Oncoming Storm episode 203. In what was supposed to be a short, news free episode, Josh, Ashley, Jeff, and Rachel still manage to go on for over an hour about Jim Mortimore's Eternity Weeps. It's the Benny pilot episode, if you will, and there's lots of relationship issues, violence, and death to talk about. Oh, and the Doctor. Eventually. The Oncoming Storm... this time, really, we're not talking about Jodie.

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 9:56pm EDT
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We know, we're a bit late again, so we won't keep you too long with flowery excuses. Let's get to it! It's episode 202 for The Oncoming Storm, and thanks to the delay, everyone is here to wrap up the story on Fraulein Klein. Josh, Rachel, Jeff, and Ashley are signing up to fight the good fight along UNIT and it's new scientific advisor. And we guess the Doctor can come along too. Both of them! Unit: Dominion by Nicholas Briggs and Jason Arnopp sees the 7th Doctor unwillingly team up with an apparent future version of himself played by Alex MacQueen. You know, I swear I've heard him in another part... but that's probably not important. After that, we come to the final Klein story to date, where we find out Klein's true origins in Daleks Among Us by Alan Barnes. Can you guess which one of these the team liked? Let's find out! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got giant floating baby heads! You just gotta love Doctor Who.

 

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News- 3:58

Unit Dominion Synopsis- 33:03

Unit Dominion Discussion- 50:40

Daleks Among us Synopsis- 1:25:32

Daleks Among us Discussion- 1:39:38

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 6:43pm EDT
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Alright folks. We've cleaned up the streamers and balloons from the big 200th episode celebration, and now it's time to get back to business! There's only 10 episodes left, and we can't wait time standing around! Episode 201 sees the crew of The Oncoming Storm back on track with the New Adventures. Jeff, Rachel, Ashley, and Josh take turns working on their grief over Roz's death with Bad Therapy by Matt Jones. The Doctor and Chris want to take a break from it all to get over Roz's death. Yeah, it goes as well as you'd expect. There's death, faceless orderlies, and surprising returns! Join us as we count down to the end. We're going out big! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got man eating cars! Well, man absorbing cars at least.

 

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News- 05:54

Bad Therapy Synopsis - 21:18

Bad Therapy Discussion - 45:34

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 8:25pm EDT
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So it's finally here. The bicentennial. The Big 2-0-0. The Oncoming Storm celebrates 200 episodes of Doctor Who books, audios, and comics by acknowledging that they won't get to talk about all of the best non televised adventures of the Doctor before they wrap up, so it's time for a list! Josh, Ashley, Jeff, and Rachel have come to the table with a list of their top five favorite Doctor Who spin off media that won't be covered by the show, and they're gonna tell you why they're worthy of being the best of what's left! At least, that was the idea. It's not long before everyone is cheating and expanding their lists to cover whole swathes of material. But when you have 50 plus years to cover, it's hard to keep it to a top five! Rounding out the episode, we present our special 200th episode panel from Wholanta 2017. It quickly goes off the rails and becomes a Who spin off media 101 panel, but we wanted to include it as a thank you for all of the fine people who woke up on a Sunday morning to come spend time with us! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got no arguments or infighting, and complement each other's picks! You'd think we gotten somewhat professional after 200 episodes or something.

 

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News- 6:08

 

Best of the Rest- 27:53

 

Wholanta Panel - 01:34:25 

Direct download: Oncoming_Storm_Ep_200.mp3
Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 9:29pm EDT
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